Saturday, March 14, 2009

Let The Carnival Begin! Post One, Getting There!
Tick Tock Tick Tock, time is clicking away, "Oh know its almost 9am and I have to meet Sage Bethany at the Carnival. I followed the directions she gave me, but can't seem to find the Path of Illumination which leads you to the entrance, let me keep walking."

Within the next few minutes, Lisa came upon a large closture of lights, and there it was the Path of Illumination, she is now only minutes away from entering the Carnival

"Here it is the Path of Illumination, these lanterns are beautiful, and the tiny lights flickering around them are glowing, like magic." As you walk down the path the Lanterns change to the colors of the rainbow, with flickering lights and glass bases reminiscent of mercury glass or gilded apothecary bottles.

Sage also told Lisa that she will pass the Carnival's Growing Wand Garden near the Krimper Tree and that she did, before her very eyes she saw an actual garden with twinkling star wands, growing in height, color and magic, there are even little signs stating which kind they are, special hybrids or annuals.

She was close, spotting several people 500 yards up the hill and she also spotted the yellow tent, its inside this tent where you pick up your tickets and enter the carnival on the otherside.


Inside this magical tent were people dressed in the most amazing costumes and outfits, the ticket workers even had on these gorgeous bird party hats, I so wanted one and asked where I could find them, the kind lady whose name tag read Esmeralda sais when you enter the carnival, there is a large ultra twiggy tree with loads of hats hanging from it which is called: The Party Hat Bird Tree, you can purchase your hat there.

As I left the tent I came upon yet another magical tent, made out of mostly branches and dainty twigs, inside was decorated with mystical colors, table lined in velvet fabrics and glowing colored candles. I found out this is where visitors can come to relax during and after an exciting day at the Carnival, for now it was a bit empty, since its only 9:30am.

Just as the woman said,there it was The Party Hat Bird Tree, on my right, There is a line to purchase them, but worth the wait, look at these gorgeous and whimsical hats:

Stay tuned for the next part of the Carnival and the The Party Hat Bird Tree, in just a few minutes........................

25 comments:

SarahD said...

ooh im here too Lisa x

Bee Serendipitous said...

Good Morning My Friend!....all I can say is "You never can be to early for a Party/Greatest Show in NJ"...so let the show begin!! You are the greatest...I can't wait to see the show - but I waiting for the rest of my gang to arrival - hopefully they won't get lost and will be on time...the clock ticks away the day...till then...your friend "Q Bee C"

snippetgirl said...

So much fun! I want to be wearing one of those lovely party hats!
I am staying tuned...

KarenHarveyCox said...

Lisa,
Let the magic begin! I stopped by your gorgeous carnival blog, you did such a gorgeous job with that too. I am giving out tickets over at my place. Happy Carnival.
Karen

Story said...

I walked her by way of the blueberry bushes, past gypsy wagons, glittering birds nests and hopping wild hares....

Tristan Robin Blakeman said...

I'm here!

AND you must check out my date's carnival attire on my blog!

can't wait for what's to come

Tiedupmemories said...

I love the party hats and the magical party room!This is fun!I brought some Clown cocktails for later this evening!

Marie Antionette said...

This is very exciting!!! XXOO Marie Antionette

sara said...

ooh those party hats are wonderful!
i'm so excited to see what's in store for the day..

Whim & Fancy Designs said...

LISA,
I love those hats!! The lanterns are hot!!!
Xoxox, Ann-Denise

Geralyn Gray said...

ooooooh you are so much fun.....I have to go down the green trail to a St. Patricks parade, but I'll be back for some more enchantment---love the wand trail and the bird hats.......I posted the bear claw or elepahant ear recipe for you on my blog.

Tumbleweed Trails said...

What a delightful day this will be attending the marvelous Carnival. Can't wait to get my tickets and let the fun and games begin.

bluemuf said...

How magical is this...

Tecu'Mish said...

We don't get out much and have been looking forward to this! Well, at least I have, Stel is napping and wants to be awoken when there is something to eat!

MaygreenFairies said...

Oh what fun... i've set up a "Gateway" to your Carnival from my blog, and now i've arrived I'm having so much fun. Mandy x

Lola Enchanted said...

loving this!!!!! So much fun!

April said...

Hey!
I just stumbled on your blog...so glad I found it. What fun this is!

Noodlegirl said...

I want one of those hats!

faerie enchantment said...

I'm so glad you all are having fun at the soiree, its been a long long day of fun, I think I might need to go and relax in the zen tent in the beginning of the carnival, at the main entrance, lol.

XO!
Lisa!

P.S. Some of you have blogs I can't log into, so I am wishing you happiness and magic from here!

Stacy/Creativemuse said...

Love love love the illuminated path! I want those laturns!
Love the hat Tree I am inspired to make them for my Mad hatter's tea party! I haven't decided if a cone is approprite or not?
lol such considerations!
Warmly,
Stacy~Creativemuse

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rosebonbon said...

I'm here. too... a bit late, but hey, I'm from Europe
:-)

Ann said...

it looks so beautiful!! you have put on a magical party for all...thank you!!Ann

Jamie said...

I think I'm ready to relax with you in the Zen tent, may I join you? Tee hee...

StampinMom :-)

Cyberdelia said...

I followed the path of illumination today when me and my cohorts arrived at the carnival! I am just now finishing up my post about the day...and I'm loving reading all about the carnival here! So much fun!! :-)

Mary Isabella and Kiley too! said...

I think the party hat tree is my favorite...m.